Marine: Large Barraud 8 day 933

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  1. Tom McIntyre

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    I may need either a psychiatrist or a financial counselor over my compulsion to buy Barraud artifacts. I did not intend to buy this one since I already had two nice Barraud marine chronometers but it looked so nice and seemed so cheap when I forgot the buyer's premium in the heat of bidding. It is very nice and I will hopefully be better soon. (I am also playing with gallery insertion into posts.)

     
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  2. MartyR

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    I can't help you with the psychiatric option since I suffer from the same compulsion ... but I'm willing to offer my services on the financial side as I manage to resist that compulsion! In the UK the Barraud name is commanding big bucks (or more correctly "pounds" :eek:
     
  3. River rat

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    Never seen that before on a chronometer is that a date function on the dial ? And nice chronometer.
     
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    Hi River rat,

    No, that's the up-down indicator, it is very unusual to see one in that form. 8-day instruments are unusual as well.

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    Graham
     
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    Just beautiful Tom.
    For some reason I really like 8 day chronometers. I wish mine was that nice.
    Is that style exclusively a Barruad feature? I've only seen it on these. Even the one picture of a Barraud in Rupert Gould's book has the same indicator.
    Dan.
     
  6. Tom McIntyre

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    Barraud liked the sector wind indicator and used it both on 8 day and 56 hour chronometers. I do not think they "owned" it in any sense. Others could have used it. Here is the device as seen under the dial on a 56 hours chronometer. The gold crescent on the dial would be the badge shown from the Greenwich collection if the piece had been used by the English navy. This example was purchased from South America.
    Barraud1720box.jpg Barraud1720dial.jpg compensation_foul_anchorr_badge.jpg LundUnderdial.jpg
    here it is on a miniature version of the 8 day chronometer.
    dial2.jpg mvt2.jpg box.jpg
     

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